Events & Training

AFBEA Events and Training

Our Events and Training Page is your gateway to a wide array of educational opportunities designed to enhance your understanding of fire safety and burn prevention. Explore the diverse training opportunities available through AFBEA:

AFBEA Quarterly Meetings

Next Quarterly Meeting: 

Wednesday, September 4

Time:  1-4:30 p.m. 

Location:  Mesa Fire & Medical 

2024 Quarterly Meetings 

Thursday, March 7:  Surprise Fire & Medical 

Thursday, June 6: Virtual - Teams

Wednesday, September 4,  1-4:30 p.m.: Mesa Fire & Medical

Thursday, December 5:  TBD 

Upcoming Training

Youth Firesetting and Educational Interviewing Stratgies - N0621

Course Description: The two-day Youth Firesetting Interviewing and Educational Intervention Strategies course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform an interview/screening and develop an educational intervention program for identified youth exhibiting fire misuse behaviors. The course addresses how to establish and implement these strategies to meet the needs of these youths and their families.

Participants will learn how to interview youth who have engaged in high-risk behaviors such as youth firesetting (YFS) or experimentation with incendiary/explosive devices. Participants will also learn how to provide education intervention options for simple and complex youth firesetting situations.

Course Fees: $100 Member Rate | $150 Non-Member Rate

Prerequisites: Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and IC-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA online. Chief's signature attest that the applicant has completed the required training. 

Location: Scottsdale Fire Department 8401 E Indian School Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85281

Fire & Life Safety Educator Courses 

AFBEA offers Fire & Life Safety Educator courses throughout the State of Arizona, several times a year.  These courses comply with the NFPA 1030 Standard and currently also meet the criteria of the Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence (AzCFSE) for Certificates of Completion. The AzCFSE is responsible for the day-to-day administration of Arizona Fire Service training and Fire Service certification processes. 


The Fire and Life Safety Educator’s role is an integral component of keeping communities safe from fire and injury. The FLSE classes provide the foundation of the educator as laid out in the new NFPA 1030 standards, which includes the rich history of the fire service, safety messaging and understanding the methods to teach to a variety of audiences. 

 

Currently, AFBEA uses the Fire and Life Safety Educator, 4th Edition. It can be purchased through Amazon or through IFSTA: (Fire and Life Safety Educator, 4th Edition | IFSTA )

 

FLSE I is taught at the Arizona Fire School in September.  Other classes may be taught throughout the state if student numbers demand.

 

FLSE II and Program Manager are taught as needed.  AFBEA has secured dates in 2025 for both of these classes.

 

Register early to secure your seat!

Conferences/Symposiums

The Desert Southwest CRR Conference is designed to assist many levels of the Fire and Life Safety Educators — beginning, intermediate, or advanced — by giving usable tools to start a program or fine tune one already in place.

New to Community Risk Management? 

Here are a few recommended courses to get you started.


AIOA Virtual Training/Networking 

The next Arizona Information Officers Association hosted event will be late April/early May.  Look for details in the Arizona PIOs Facebook group in the coming weeks.  Not part of that group  - join now.

National Fire Academy

Community Risk Reduction Curriculum - National Fire Academy courses, catalogs and schedules. Review the full outline. 

PIO Courses

Online Independent Study Training for PIO's through FEMA. Head here to scroll through the list of classes or search by title. FEMA has restructured their PIO course offerings. The new Public Information Basics (0105) full course description can be found through the PIO Training button below. 

Professional designation for PIOs is now available through the Center for Public Safety Excellence's Commission on Professional Credentialing

PIO Contact List

There is a statewide PIO contact list. The list is divided into multiple tabs representing jurisdictional levels (city, county, federal, state and tribes) and specialties (law enforcement, fire, schools, utilities, etc). 


The PIO list is a great resource because you help keep it accurate.  If you would like the list and/or need to help make edits please contact the PIO Office.